Apple TV+ today announced it has given the green light to Acapulco Season 3. Following its acclaimed second season, the series has been picked up for a 10-episode third season.
The hit Apple Original comedy series, starring and executive produced by Emmy and SAG Award winner Eugenio Derbez, will start production the third season this spring.
“We at 3Pas Studios are thankful to Apple TV+, the perfect home for ‘Acapulco,’ along with our production partner Lionsgate, filmmakers and cast and crew,” said star and executive producer Eugenio Derbez.
“We have always believed that the stories we tell about our communities and cultures can resonate with global audiences, so crank up the AC, it’s about to get a lot hotter at Las Colinas Resort.”
“We’ve seen an overwhelming response from audiences all over the world who have fallen in love with ‘Acapulco,'” said Morgan Wandell, head of international programming for Apple TV+.
“Eugenio, Austin, Ben, Eric, Kim and the talented cast and crew behind ‘Acapulco’ have created a feel-good show that has a lot of heart, emotion and laughs, and we can’t wait to bring even more of that into season three.”
In Acapulco Season 3, it’s a time of reconciling past mistakes and exciting new beginnings. In our present story, older Máximo (Eugenio Derbez) finds himself returning to a Las Colinas he no longer recognizes.
While in 1985, younger Maximo continues his climb up the ladder of success while potentially jeopardizing all the relationships he’s worked so hard to build.
The upcoming third season will be showrun by Sam Laybourne (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Black-ish).
In addition to Derbez, the ensemble cast returning includes Enrique Arrizon, Fernando Carsa, Damián Alcázar, Camila Perez, Chord Overstreet, Vanessa Bauche, Regina Reynoso, Raphael Alejandro, Jessica Collins, Rafael Cebrián, Carlos Corona, and Regina Orozco.
Acapulco season two picked up right on the heels of season one, telling the story of 20-something Máximo Gallardo (Arrizon), whose dream comes true when he scores the job of a lifetime as a cabana boy at the hottest resort in Acapulco, Las Colinas. In 1985, Máximo must contend with upheaval at the resort, unexpected problems at home and a new love interest who just might rival the girl of his dreams.
Under Don Pablo’s guidance, he sets his eyes on one day running the entire Las Colinas operation by becoming the right-hand man of Diane. Meanwhile, in present day, older Máximo (Derbez) returns to Acapulco to make peace with the recent passing of Don Pablo, where he is forced to confront some unfinished business young Máximo left behind.
Hailing from Lionsgate Television, Acapulco is inspired by 3Pas Studios and Pantelion Films’ box office hit How to Be a Latin Lover, and is produced for Apple by Lionsgate Television, 3Pas Studios, Zihuatanejo Productions and The Tannenbaum Company.
The series is created by Austin Winsberg, Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman.
Winsberg (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) also serves as executive producer on the project. Jay Karas (Abbott Elementary, Ghosts) serves as an executive producer and director.
In addition to starring in the series, Derbez serves as executive producer alongside Ben Odell and co-executive producer Sonia Almanza Gambaro on behalf of 3Pas Studios. Eric and Kim Tannenbaum executive produce along with Jason Wang on behalf of The Tannenbaum Company.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.